Urethral Strictures

Urethral Strictures

What is urethral stricture?

When a narrowing takes place in the urethra it is often referred to as a urethral structure. It is a condition found in males where the urethra that transmits urine to the penis suddenly becomes smaller. It can be caused by scar tissue or tissue inflammation, even a straddle injury can lead to this condition. A straddle injury may not necessarily mean a sexual injury but for example, falling off the bicycle or getting hit in the scrotum.

A urethral structure can also be caused by a number of other reasons. For example, catheter insertion, pelvic fracture and prostate surgery. There are four types of urethral strictures.
  • Iatrogenic  - which is caused by medical treatment for a different condition
  • Idiopathic – cause unknown
  • Inflammatory – inflammation in the urethra
  • Traumatic -  injury that damages the urethra
Here are the symptoms or signs that you may be suffering from urethral stricture.
  • Weak flow of urine
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Pain during urination
  • Urethral discharge
  • Penile pain
  • Blood in the urine
We advise patients with the above symptoms to visit the Alkhayal Clinic for an examination, which include flow test and flexible cystoscopy. Dr. Shawket Alkhayal will recommend surgery depending on the severity of the condition. We have extensive experience and expertise in treating this condition successfully. Come in for a consultation and speak to one of our specialist doctors.

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